The Master of Science in Biology is designed to allow students the opportunity to study at a graduate level in broad areas such as genetics and cell biology, organismal biology, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, and natural resources.
The MS in Biology meets the needs of professionals who will be more competitive with a master's degree as they seek job placement or advancement, secondary teachers who prefer a science master's, and baccalaureate graduates who wish to earn a master's degree before continuing their graduate education at the doctoral level.
Unique: A highly individualized, planned program of study established by the student and their advisor ensures a unique learning experience designed to meet individual goals.
Versatile: Choose from optional natural resources or aquatic sciences emphases, both of which provide opportunities to conduct research and take classes at the Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon.
Flexible: Available to full- or part-time students. Many classes are offered at times to accommodate working professionals.
The MS in Biology program is a minimum of 33 credits including nine credits common to all students, 15-18 credits in the student's interest area, and six to nine thesis, project, or internship credits.
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